It's been revealed that drama 'Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi' will be getting a spin-off series.
'Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi' is a heartwarming comedy that's based on a manga by Tsumura Mami. Yokoyama Yu (Kanjani8) plays the role of an unpopular manga artist named Karino Shin. One day, a five-year-old boy named Sato Kotaro (played by Kawahara Eito) moves into the room next door to Karino's by himself. By meeting Kotaro, Karino and the other residents of their apartment complex realize the responsibility of being an adult and the importance of having compassion toward others.
Titled 'Hanawa-sensei wa Hanninmae!?' the spin-off drama will be distributed for five consecutive weeks via TELASA beginning May 22. It will be centered around Hanawa Keisuke (Nishihata Daigo of Naniwa Danshi & Kansai Johnny's Jr.), a new teacher at the kindergarten that Kotaro attends. It will also feature appearances by the original cast Kotaro, Akimoto Mizuki (Yamamoto Maika), lawyer Kobayashi Ayano (Momota Kanako of Momoiro Clover Z), and Tamura Isamu (Namase Katsuhisa).